To Jason A. .: I think you can forget the idea that Bush would pardon George Ryan (that would be not only improbable but impossible). As reported here earlier, a Meeks third party candidacy doesnt automatically help Topinka: the fact that Meeks would advertise his pro-life, anti-gay special rights stand would draw Republican votes which normally would have gone to Topinka out of GOP habit
to Other Bob who says Topinka is to the right of Jim Edgar. Funny, I dont remember Jim Edgar playing the accordion at gay rights rallies or telling a Republican president to show up at midnight at a secure, undisclosed location
to David Graf who asks how I found out that Topinka was the source of the George Bush slur: cant say
to Bob: idea of Bush hosting a Roskam-McSweeney fundraiser in preference to one for Topinka excellent!...to Liam. Your critique of Al Harris should prompt you doing a 200-word guest column
to Bruno: Why dont you do a column as well. Incidentally wheres Al Harris second one?